- any precious stone cut in convex shape, polished but not faceted
- the style of cutting such a stone
Origin of cabochonFrench from caboche, head
- A highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gem.
- A convex style of cutting gems.
In a highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted style: a sapphire that was cut cabochon.
Origin of cabochonFrench from Old North French augmentative of caboche head ; see cabbage .
- A convex-cut, polished stone.